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Riviera launches more innovation at Sydney Boat Show 2009

Australia's largest luxury boat builder, Riviera, will unveil its latest step in the technology revolution with the launch of the new 5000 Sport Yacht at the Sydney International Boat Show beginning on Thursday, July 30.

The Riviera display at the Sydney International Boat Show will include 15 boats, offering a comprehensive range of Flybridge, Sport Yacht and Offshore Express models valued at more than AU$20 million.

Powered by twin Cummins Mercruiser turbo diesel engines linked to the revolutionary Zeus pod drives, this new model builds on the extraordinary success of the Riviera 4700 Sport Yacht that won the AMIF Boat of the Year award in 2007.

The new 5000SY joins a fleet of Riviera Sport Yachts that have achieved unparalleled success both in sales and awards for the company. Beside the 5000SY at the Sydney show will be the exciting new 5800SY that caused a sensation during its launch at the Sanctuary Cove show in May, achieving sales of seven boats during the shortened three-day event and drawing long queues of enthusiastic boaters.

Riviera CEO John Anderson said: "The success of the 5800SY launch demonstrates that the right boat excites the market. We have strong expectations for the new 5000 Sport Yacht and we are sure that the Sydney market will also embrace both new models. They are perfect boats for Sydney Harbour and for running along the spectacular coastline.

"Riviera is continuing to develop exciting new models across our range as well as offering enhancements to our popular models," he said.

The new 5000SY is powered by two Zeus drive systems. Zeus is an integrated system of marine diesel engines and steerable drive units mounted under the hull with twin counter rotating, aft-facing propellers. This system offers easy handling and maneuvering even in tight situations and a joystick for easy docking. Cummins claims up to 30 percent improved fuel economy as well as 15 percent faster cruise and top speeds over conventional drive units.

The 5000SY is the fifth member of Riviera's European-style Sport Yacht family and replaces the shaft drive 4700SY.

The new boat maintains and expands on the single-level lifestyle design of the Riviera Sport Yacht line, including an aft galley and stainless steel pillarless aft bulkhead door and fold-up awning window that opens the saloon out into the cockpit.

Riviera will also unveil an exciting new option for the highly successful 51 Flybridge series - triple Volvo Penta IPS pod drive units. This new model also includes a revised interior and a redeveloped flybridge. Inside, a large space under the saloon can be used for storage or can include a crew cabin complete with ensuite bathroom. The new design enclosed flybridge includes a wrap-around forward dash and helm station. A companion helm chair has been added on the starboard side alongside the central helm chair. A curved lounge to port extends forward to meet the dash. A full wet bar is positioned behind the lounge. Two large slide-open hatches have been incorporated into the hardtop on either side of the central hatch to provide additional natural light and ventilation. A solid teak floor further enhances the warmth of the new flybridge design.

The latest generation of the successful Riviera 47 Enclosed Flybridge will also be on display, including a new luxurious flybridge interior design. It features a new high gloss timber dinette table and timber cabinetry. The saloon wet bar now has a solid surface benchtop, single drawer fridge and a garbage bin.

Sydney visitors will also have an opportunity to view designs for Riviera's newly-announced line of Motor Yachts. A special display area will show detailed drawings of all three new models - Riviera 73MY, 78MY and 85MY. Members from the design and construction team for the new long-range cruisers will be on hand at the show to answer questions and discuss options with clients.

R Electronics and R Desalination will have a large working display of the latest marine equipment including thermal imaging cameras, desalinators and navigational electronics while Riviera Syndication will celebrate its new Sydney office. As well as offering shares in a new 5000 Sport Yacht, a 38 Flybridge and 5800 Sport Yacht, all to be based in Sydney, the company will also be promoting its recently announced Mediterranean 5800 Sport Yacht syndicate. For more information, please go to www.riviera.com.au.

 

Sydney International Boat Show on 30 July - 3 August 2009

The 42nd Sydney International Boat Show will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.


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DATES: 30 July - 3 August, 2009 (Thursday – Monday)

HOURS: 10AM - 8PM Halls, 10AM - 6PM Marina

LOCATION: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

TICKETS: You can purchase tickets to The 42nd Sydney International Boat Show directly from the website.

TICKET PRICES:

Adult: $18.00 at the show / $15.00 on-line

Child: $10.00 at the show / $8.00 on-line
(6 to 17 years, 5 years & under free)

Family: $42.00 at the show / $35.00 on-line
(2 Adults & 3 Children, 6 to 17 years)

3-Day VIP Guest Pass: $39.00 at the show or on-line
(Valid for any 3 days of the Boat Show. Only one person per day can use Pass for entry.)

Aged Pensioner: $12.00
Senior: $16.00
(Only available to purchase at the show / Concession card required.)

HOW TO GET THERE:

Driving to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is easy. On-site car parking is available for over 900 vehicles, including a number of disabled bays. The Darling Harbour precinct has an additional 5,000 car parking spaces.

Convention and Exhibition Centre Car Park
Entry from Darling Drive, Darling Harbour.
Phone (02) 9282 5000 www.scec.com.au/location/parking.cfm

Entertainment Car Park
Entry from Darling Drive, Haymarket.
Phone (02) 9264 1624

Harbourside Car Park
Entry from Murray Street, Pyrmont.
Phone (02) 9552 2330

Darling Park Car Park
Entry from 201 Sussex Street, Sydney.
Phone (02) 9267 4982
- For further details phone Wilson Parking
Phone (02) 9006 3200 or log onto www.wilsonparking.com.au

Market Street
Entry from 182 -196 Sussex Street, Sydney.
Phone (02) 9283 1383

Kings Parking
Entry from 383 Kent Street or 170 Sussex Street.
Phone (02) 9279 2445

Harris Street
Entry from 320 Harris Street.
Phone (02) 9660 7068
- For further details phone Secure Parking
Phone (02) 8912 4900 or log onto www.secureparking.com.au

CITYRAIL
The nearest station is Town Hall. To reach Darling Harbour, follow the signs from the station. Darling Harbour is only a 5-minute walk away. For further details phone Transport Infoline 131 500 or log onto www.131500.com.au or www.cityrail.info

METRO MONORAIL
The nearest station is the Convention stop. If you are catching the Monorail from the city, the best Monorail station is City Centre (in Pitt Street) or Galeries Victoria (near Town Hall). The Monorail runs every 3 to 5 minutes, 7 days a week. For further details contact Veolia Transport on (02) 8584 5288 or log onto www.metrotransport.com.au

METRO LIGHT RAIL
The nearest station is the Convention stop. If you are catching the Light Rail from Central Station, head to the Country Trains section of the station. The Light Rail runs approximately every 10 minutes. For further details contact Veolia Transport on (02) 8584 5288 or log onto www.metrotransport.com.au

BUS
State bus 443 leaves from Alfred Street, Circular Quay, stopping at George and York Streets, Star City Casino and terminating at the Maritime Museum, only a short walk from the Boat Show location. Buses run at approximately at 15-minute intervals. For further details contact the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or log onto www.131500.com.au or www.sydneybuses.info

FERRY
Sydney Ferries run from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour daily, between approximately 8am and 10pm. For further details contact the Transport Infoline 131 500 or log onto www.131500.com.au or www.sydneyferries.info

TAXI
Taxi ranks are located outside the Novotel Hotel Harbourside Shopping Centre and Exhibition Hall 1.
Premier Cabs 131 017 www.premiercabs.com.au
Legion Cabs 131 451 www.legioncabs.com.au
St George Cabs 132 66 www.stgeorgecabs.com.au
ABC Radio Taxis 132 522 www.abctaxis.com.au

 

Go to Sydney International Boat Show website for full details

 

 

 

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Click to enlarge image: Riviera's latest Sport Yacht - 5000 with Cummins Mercruiser Zeus pod drives

Riviera's latest Sport Yacht - 5000 with Cummins Mercruiser Zeus pod drives


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Riviera 85Motor Yacht Profile


The Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht caused a sensation during its world launch in May.

The Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht caused a sensation during its world launch in May.


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Riviera 51 Flybridge series II now available with Volvo Penta IPS


IPS technology seen here in the underwater profile of the 51 enclosed Flybridge will be showcased at the Sydney International Boat Show later this month

IPS technology seen here in the underwater profile of the 51 enclosed Flybridge will be showcased at the Sydney International Boat Show later this month


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Riviera 51Flybridge SII Layout


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Interior of Riviera 47 Flybridge SII


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Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht now with Volvo Penta IPS


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Riviera Stand at Sydney International Boat Show 2008


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